The trials and tribulations of an adventurous modern mom
I am so tired that I am mustering up whatever energy I have left to write tonight. Had I not committed to NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) I would be laying on the couch right now. But alas, I have to write one post a day for the entire month of November!
The wonderful requirement of NaBloPoMo is that you can say anything. It can be just a quote, a poem, a full blown post or even just a serious of images. Tonight I am going to share a few calming photos that I’ve taken along the way. I hope they will help
you me sleep. I have not been sleeping well for weeks now which is to be expected when faced with serious crap. My body, mind and soul are utterly exhausted like I’ve run a marathon without stopping. Cancer has become a mental cancer in a sense, consuming my life and thoughts in a relentless way. The only peace I seem to get besides my daily dose of yoga is sleep. That is until I wake up and am up for hours, tossing and turning into the dark hours of the night until I finally turn on my reading light and gently move my mind back to sleep.
Never in my wildest dreams or fears did I foresee I would be basically writing a cancer blog. Yet unfortunately it has taken over my life for the time being and I find comfort in getting all the garbage and emotions out of my mind. Who knows, maybe someone else who is going through a similar journey will find my words of wisdom and angst comforting and through my words, I will help someone else.
But what I’ve found through this journey is that everyone hurts and suffers in some way or at some point in their life about something whether it be cancer, depression, a failed marriage or a detested job. Perhaps it is comforting to know that it is only through pain and suffering that we become stronger.
“It is easy to be heavy; it is hard to be light”. – G.K Chesterton
“Self-pity in its early stages is as snug as a feather mattress.
Only when it hardens does it become uncomfortable. ” – Maya Angelou
“The person who has lived the most is not the one with the most years but the one with the richest experiences”. – Jean-Jacques Rosseau
“Look on every exit as being an entrance somewhere else”. – Tom Stoppard